Wandering | October Counterfeit Kit Challenge Reveal Blog Hop

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Welcome to the October Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog hop! Hopefully you’ve made the jump here from Margie’s blog. If not, click on back to the CKC site to see the full blog hop list.

Another month is here with a brand new inspiration kit chosen by Master Forger Julene. She picked the lovely new collection from Prima—St. Tropez. This collection is gorgeous with its vintage travel theme and beautiful floral touches. (Go here to see the entire collection up close).

When I began putting my kit together, I wanted my collection to have a travel theme like the original. However, I knew I wouldn’t be visiting a seaside village in France any time soon. At this time of year, I’m most likely just wandering around my farm enjoying the cooler weather and the turning of the season.

So I began with a floral paper that reminds me of the gorgeous flowers that bloom here during the end of summer and beginning of fall. The rest of the papers coordinate well with the floral and have more subdued patterns to balance the floral. My favorite paper is the pink woodgrain. This pattern was a wonderful find in my stash!

For the embellishments, I tried to stick closely to the type of products in the inspiration kit. I have chipboard stickers, puffy stickers, crystals, ephemera, and, of course, Prima flowers.

Because this kit is inspired by walks around my farm, I am calling this collection Wandering. Make sure to check back later in the month to see my creations from this kit!

And now, the next stop is Lisa’s blog to see her interpretation of the St. Tropez collection. Thanks for visiting today!

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greensboro

Out and About | March at Simple Scrapper

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About eight years ago, my family and I moved from Greensboro, a fairly large city in North Carolina, to a farm out in the country, about an hour away. We still go to Greensboro quite often though—my husband’s office is there and I love to go shopping in town.

This layout, inspired by the March Story Starters at Simple Scrapper, documents our frequent visits to the city.

greensboro

The photographs I used were taken at several different places, so I pulled colors from each of the pictures and spread them around the page to give the layout a cohesive look.

This next layout tells the story of a trip my husband and son took to a NASCAR race. It was my son’s first race and quite an adventure for both of them!

a day at the races

The photograph I used on this page was taken at the track on a very sunny day with an iPhone, so the picture is somewhat washed out. I used a bold yellow patterned paper to show the excitement of the day that is not quite reflected in the photo.

If you would like more inspiration to help you scrapbook your life, check out the membership at Simple Scrapper. Enrollment is also open for the Simple Scrapbooking School, a course designed to help you find out what type of scrapbooking works for you.

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to the zoo

On the Road {July 2014 at Simple Scrapper}

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This month at Simple Scrapper, we are going On the Road! Traveling is a part of many people’s summer plans, whether it is a long vacation to Disneyworld, a day trip to the lake, or just a great afternoon hanging out at the neighborhood pool.

One of my family’s favorite places to visit is the zoo. We are lucky to have a fantastic zoo about two hours away. I have taken countless photos there over the years. So when I saw this month’s Story Starters, I immediately thought of documenting pictures from those trips. The sketch/template I used was perfect to show off little slices of life at the zoo.

to the zoo

Another memorable trip my family took was to the north woods of Wisconsin. We rented a cute little cabin in a gorgeous part of the state. It was August, but the weather turned out to be cold, chilly, and rainy—not what I had envisioned at all! We were with another family, so we did our best to find fun activities to do in the rain. We played lots of games and went canoeing when the rain let up. It was a fun vacation, just not what I had in mind! Even though I have a whole album for this trip, I made a layout just documenting this aspect of our travel.

chill

Make sure to check out Simple Scrapper this month for more tips on summer scrapbooking!